Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

A student seeking credit for non-credit coursework, such as on the job learning, corporate training, experiential learning or professional or industry certification, may request a Credit Competency Exam or evaluation of work experiences. Student requests for the evaluation of licensure, certifications, and/or work experience for course credit are handled on a case by case basis. Documentation is required.  Appropriate faculty members, Deans and the Registrar collaborate on an evaluation of the documentation portfolio.  The process ensures all course work and outcomes are at the appropriate collegiate level.  A grade of "EXP" is entered to indicate successful completion of the CPTC Credit Competency exam or approval of credentials evaluation and is not included in the calculation of grade point average.